What do they look like? The Gang-gang Cockatoo is a small stocky cockatoo with a wispy crest. The adult male is distinctive by his scarlet red head and crest with the rest of his body being a soft grey colour. The adult female has a darker grey head and crest and the feathers of their underparts are edged with pink and yellow.
Where do they live? Gang-gang Cockatoos are found in south eastern Australia. In the warmer months the Gang-gang Cockatoo lives in woodlands and forests with dense shrubs and undergrowth. During winter they prefer warmer and drier areas such as open woodlands, parks and urban gardens. They live in the hollows of tall trees and generally come to the ground to forage for food and drink.
What do they eat? They feed mainly on the seeds of eucalypts and wattles, berries, fruits, nuts and insects.
Behaviour: Gang-gang Cockatoos are found in pairs and small family groups, particularly during the breeding season. They are a fun-loving bird although quieter than other breeds of Cockatoos.
Reproduction: They breed between October to January and the females usually produce 2 eggs. The female will choose a suitable tree hollow and then the male and female share in the preparation of the nest, the incubation and care of the young.
Conservation Status: Secure.